Lampard explains how he wants to combine Chelsea youngsters and new transfer signings

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One of the good news for Chelsea in the latter part of 2019 is the lifting of the transfer ban that was placed on the club.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of transfer signings as the club seeks to strengthen the team in the January transfer window.

Blues boss Frank Lampard had to bring back a number of academy products to strengthen the team, and they have formed a core of the team.

However, the youngsters has been criticised at times and Lampard has been urged to sign players in order to boost the team’s performances and make Chelsea title contenders once again.

The Chelsea manager has vowed to create a balance between the Chelsea youngsters and signing experienced players.

“That has to be the aim,” said Lampard.

“The transfer ban gave us – myself and the staff – the chance to look at the players and see what we’ve got, look at the youth.

“The more I see us play, the good and the bad, you change your feelings about how you want to go forward, but the end game will still be the same. Once we can start bringing players in, and the young players mature and get better, we want to bridge that gap and get up there.

“Whether that can happen next year I don’t know, that will depend on the work we do and how quickly it hits home, but I will certainly not leave any stone unturned in how I try and work to get us there. We’ll have to get recruitment right, that’ll be a huge deal, but we’ve shown at times this year we’ve got a chance.”

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